DeSantis cements takeover of Disney's special Florida district, and reveals clash with company executives in his new book

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2023
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As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law a bill stripping Disney of its longtime self-governing status in the state, his new book reveals he warned the entertainment giant about its political activities.


In “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival,” DeSantis argues that former Disney CEO Bob Chapek "understood the risk that the company faced" when it weighed in against DeSantis' efforts to restrict teaching about sexuality and "gender ideology" to Florida students from kindergarten to third grade.

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